Al Price, President and CEO of New Vision Photography Program (Washington, DC), is introducing the first weekly news program produced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This program will be an online news channel that produces relevant stories of interest to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their advocates. The program will be launching Wednesday, May 11.
New Vision Photography Program has created a new division within the Supported Employment program called ‘INFOCUS NEWS’. Prior to attaining paid employment with Infocus News, individuals undergo training through New Vision’s Prevocational Training program prior to graduating to paid positions within INFOCUS NEWS.
"INFOCUS NEWS" is a Supported Employment Program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The parent company of "INFOCUS NEWS" is New Vision Photography Program, Inc. located at 680 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Suite H10, Washington, DC 20002.
The primary goal of "INFOCUS NEWS" is to provide employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been trained in various aspects of video news production; from writing news scripts, to anchoring/reporting stories, camera operation, video editing, lighting, sound engineering, and studio management.
"INFOCUS NEWS" is funded by the District of Columbia's Department on Disability Services through the Medicaid Waiver Program.